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serve reservoirs, pumps, wells, and other water works, and to regulate the use thereof; and generally to establish other measures of prudence for the prevention or extinguishment of fires as they shall deem proper.

5. To clear out and remove vegetable matter and nuisan. ces from the creeks, rivers, and other waters in said village, and prevent other accumulations in said waters; and generally take such other measures for the public health as they shall deem proper.

6. To prevent, abate, or remove nuisances.

7. To restrain the running at large of cattle, and all other animals; to establish pounds, and appoint pound masters and fence viewers, and to prescribe their powers and duties.

8. To protect trees and monuments in said village.

9. To purchase, hold, own, and lay out grave yards or cemeteries, and regulate the burial of the dead, and to make and enforce any regulation or ordinances relating to the

same.

10. To establish and regulate markets, and restrain sales in the streets; to establish and regulate a public scale, and appoint a weigher to attend to the same; to regulate the place and manner of selling hay, and other gross commodities.

11. To suppress disorderly, lewd, or gaming houses, and devices for gambling.

12. To call regular and special meetings of the voters of said village.

13. To prescribe the compensation of all officers of said village, except their own.

14. To levy and collect taxes on all such property as is now or shall hereafter be subject to town and county taxes: Provided, that all taxes in any one year for corporation pur. poses shall not exceed one per centum on the property assessed: And provided also, that taxes levied for the purposes herein contemplated shall be levied upon the assessment roll as made by the town assessor in the month of May annually.

15. To tax every male resident of said village, above the age of twenty-one years, and under the age of fifty years,

two days labor, or in lieu thereof two dollars in money, to be appropriated in improving the roads and streets of said village, under the direction of such person as they may appoint.

16. To appoint a board of health when in their opinion it shall be necessary, who shall possess all necessary power to prevent the taking or spreading of any infectious, innoxious, contagious, or pestilential disease or epidemic within said town; to establish a hospital or asylum for the sick, and remove any person who may be affected with

any

such disease or epidemic to any such hospital or asylum.

17. To licence and regulate groceries, victualling houses, taverns, shows, public exhibitions, and theatrical and other entertainments, and also the sale of spirituous or strong liquors, within said town; and to fix such rate of licences as they may think proper: Provided, however, that the board of trustees, nor any other board of excise, shall have power to grant licences for the sale of strong or spirituous liquors, or wines, er any mixtures thereof, within said village, to be drank in any grocery, store, or victualling house, nor in any tavern, unless such tavern shall have suitable accommodations for the traveler; and all sums received for such licences shall be paid into the village treasury, to be used for corporate purposes.

18. To make, pass, ordain, and establish such bye-laws, ordinances, and regulations, not repugnant to the laws of Wisconsin, or the constitution and laws of the United States, for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act as they may deem proper ; but no such bye-law, ordinance, or regulation shall take effect, or be in force, until the same shall be published three weeks successively in some public newspaper, or posted up for the same length of time in three or more public places in said town; and to repeal, alter, or amend the same at pleasure.

Sec. 15. The said trustees, as often as they shall make Trustees may any bye-laws, 'ordinances, or regulations, may ordain and alties. provide such reasonable fines, forfeitures and penalties upon the offenders against the same, as they shall deem proper, not exceeding twenty dollars for any one offence, to be pros

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ecuted and recovered before any justice of the peace or court having cognizance of the same, in the name of the corporation, to and for the use of the corporation; and in any such action it shall be lawful to declare generally in debt for such penalty or forfeiture, and the defendant may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence. All expenses incurred in prosecuting for the recovery of any penalty or forfeiture shall be defrayed by the corporation; and all penalties and forfeitures, when collected, shall be paid to the treasurer for the use of the village. Also, to remit such fines, or forfeitures, or penalties, or any part thereof.

Sec. 16. The affidavit of the printer, of the publication

of any bye-laws or ordinances, or the affidavit of the clerk of Evidence of publication of the corporation, of the putting up notices, bye-laws or ordibye-laws. nances, as required by this act, shall be sufficient proof in all

courts and elsewhere, that such notices, bye-laws and ordinances were properly published or posted up.

Sec. 17. Any four of said trustees shall be a board for the Quorum of

transaction of all business, but no bye-law or ordinance shall pass or be of force, unless four, at least, of said trustees

shall concur therein. Competency

Sec. 18. No person shall be an incompetent judge, jusof oilicers.

tice, witness, or juror, by reason of his being an inhabitant, or freeholder in the village of Fond du Lac, in any action in

which said village is a party or interested. Annual state. Sec. 19. It shall be the duty of the trustees, before the ment of at:

annual election, to publish a full and correct statement, in fairs.

detail, of the receipts and expenditures by said trustees, for said village for the preceeding year.

Sec. 20. For the purpose of levying any tax by said corAssessment

poration, the clerk thereof shall annually, in the month of roll.

June, upon the completion of the same, procure from the assessors of the town of Fond du Lac, a copy of the assessment roll of all property liable to taxation within the limits of said corporation, certified by one or more of the assessors as a true copy thereof, and lay the same before the trustees of said village, which copy so certified shall be the assessment roll for said corporation for the year in which the same shall

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be made: Provided, that the trustees of said village shall
have the same power, and be subject to the same restrictions
and regulations for correction of errors and omissions in the
same, as are prescribed to town supervisors in relation to
town assessments by section fifteen of an act to amend an act
entitled "an act to provide for the government of the sever-
al towns in this territory, and for the revision of county go-
vernment," approved April 15, 1813.
Sec. 21. When the said trustees shall have determined

Schedule and the rate per centum to be taxed on the assessed value of prop-rate of taxe. erty as contained in the assessment roll as aforesaid, it shall be the duty of the clerk, in the month of June, to make out in accordance with such determination, a schedule of all property, as contained in said assessment roll, together with the names of owners thereof, when known, annexing to each lot or other kind of property, the amount of tax which shall be chargeable on the same, agreeably to the assessment as returned, and the rate per centum of taxation, as fixed by the trustees, which schedule shall be called the tax list, and shall be recorded in a book to be by him kept for that purpose, and said tax list, or the record thereof, shall either of them be conclusive evidence of the amouni of corporation taxes assessed for the current year, in which the same shall be made out and dated.

Src. 22. It shall be the duty of the clerk to complete the tax list as aforesaid, and deliver the same to the treasurer in Tax list to be the month of June, and make a record of such delivery in the completed in

June. book where such list shall be recorded, which record shall be conclusive evidence of such delivery, and the tax a 3sessed on real estate shall be a lien on the saine from the date of assessment, until the same shall be paid, together with all penalties and costs which may accrue thereon agreeably to the provisions of this act.

Sec. 23. Upon the receipt of the tax list as aforesaid, it shall Notice to pay be the duty of the treasurer to give public notice in a news. taxcs. paper published in said village, or by posting up notice in three public places in said village, that such tax list has been committed to him for collection, and that he will receive payment for taxes at his office, for the term of two months next

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ensuing such notice, and all persons paying taxes during said time shall be entitled to a discount of five per centum upon the amount paid.

Sec. 24. If the taxes are not paid to the treasurer within When taxes the said term, he may then proceed to collect the same by may be col. lected by dis. distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the person char.

ged, giving six days' notice of the time and place of such sale, by written notices set up in three public places in said

village. Notice of the

Sec. 25. In case no goods or chattels shall be found out sale of lots of which to collect the taxes laid on any lot or lots, or other

pieces of land, it shall be the duty of the treasurer to make out a general advertisement, stating that all lots or other pieces of land upon which the taxes have not been paid, will be sold by him, at a certain time and place to be therein mentioned, for the purpose of paying the taxes which may be assessed thereon, together with all costs and other liabilities which may accrue by advertisement and sale, agreeably to the provisions of this act. Said advertisement shall be published three weeks successively, in a newspaper published in said village, if there be one, and if not, then by posting up

such advertisement in three public places in said village. When lots Sec. 26. On the day and at the time and place mentionsold for taxes.

ed in the notice, the treasurer shall commence the sale of said lots and lands, and continue the same from day to day until so much thereof shall be sold as will pay the taxes, interest, and charges due, assessed, and charged thereon, agreeably to this act, and the treasurer shall give to the purchaser or purchasers of any such lots of land a certificate, describing the lots or lands purchased, stating the sum paid therefor, including fees, and (the) time when the purchaser will be entitled to a deed for the same, and if the person claiming the title to the lots or lands so sold and described in such certificate, shall not, within three years from the date thereof, pay to the treasurer for the use of the purchaser, his heirs or assigns, the sum mentioned in said certificate, together with the interest thereon, at the rate of twenty-five per centum per annum, from the date of such certificate, the treasurer shall, at

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